2017 Geek-A-Long: Ghost Rider

I don’t have a long-standing, emotional relationship with Ghost Rider. I like things that contain Nick Cage, but that’s pretty much the only exposure I’ve had to Ghost Rider before he showed up on Agents of SHIELD. So I called in a ringer this week, the fabulous Mr. Llama, to give Ghost Rider the fanboy love he deserves. See you next week!

Ghost Rider is awesome. His head is…

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Dragonologist Shawl

I don’t know if you know this about us here at Lattes & Llamas, but we’re giant nerds. Complete shocker, right? When Megan-Anne set out to make a limited edition colorway for spring, she wanted it to have greens and blues and yellows. There are even hints of pink and red. Now, normal people would look at this color and call it something like “Spring Meadow”, but not us. We’re cooking up a special event for this October, so we have Dungeons & Dragons on the brain right now. Hence…

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Versicolored Cowl

It’s no secret that I used to have an aversion to cotton yarn, which you can read all about here. Basically, I was like one of those people that refuse to touch acrylic yarn and claim all of it is scratchy, because their only interaction with it was Red Heart Super Saver. For years, people would claim that I just didn’t know good cotton, and they were right. It turns out that pima cotton is where its at!

What’s the difference between pima and that other stuff? Ever go…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Storm

I realize, obviously, that we’ve already honored X-men. They’ve shown up on every blanket except for 2016 (here, here, and here). I’m not even remotely sorry that you are seeing so much of them. They are the best. I’ve brought it up before, but have you watched X-Men: Evolution yet? I was SO into that show. I wish it would get a reboot.

And as long as I’m busy not apologizing for…

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March Geek-A-Long Giveaway Winners

2016 GAL Prize Webs Valley Yarns (1)

I learned a couple things this morning. Number one, I hate listening to recordings of my voice, especially when I have a stuffy nose from seasonal allergies. Number two, I rarely see my sister — Megan-Anne, the other half of Lattes & Llamas — even though we run a business together! After we returned from back to back yarn festivals, she started catching up on all the dying while I’ve been relegated to answering emails, tagging, and shipping. We kept making plans to have…

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It’s dangerous to go alone

Our love of all things Zelda is probably not news to anyone. It featured on both the 2014 and 2016 blankets. If you click the 2014 link, you can read about my introduction to the franchise and check out one of my earliest Zelda inspired knits. So it wasn’t really a stretch when we chose the Zelda franchise as our inspiration for the limited edition March colorway, Hyrule. The hand dyed silver and green yarn is available on our Geek-A-Long sport weight Merino blend.

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Happy Birthday Sale

This is a special week for me. It starts out with Pi Day on March 14. Other people beware the Ides of March on the 15th, but I’ll be turning 33. One of my nieces turns two on the following day, and then WHAM. Saint Patrick’s Day. GREEN EVERYTHING. Rainbows! Leprechauns! Kiss me, I’m 25% Irish! To celebrate, you can get four of my favorite things for 17% off now through Saint Patrick’s Day.

1. Hyrule – Limited Edition Geek-A-Long Yarn

Order yours now,…

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Geek-A-Long News: Giveaway Time

Hiya, knitting nerds! It’s time to talk prizes. Every year we gather up a horde of yarn and knitting accessories to give away to three lucky Geek-A-Long participants that managed to finish their blankets by the end of the year. See also the 2014, 2015, and 2016 winners. For 2017, however, we’re handling it differently.

Lattes & Llamas is quickly outgrowing its studio space in Megan-Anne’s walkout basement. We had refinished half of it to suit our needs and have now taken over every inch of it. Her husband likes to joke that one day he’s…

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Indie Knit and Spin Show Report

Over the weekend, Megan-Anne and I packed up my sedan and headed over to Pittsburgh for Indie Knit and Spin. We actually just got back today, which is why this post is going up so late. It was our first time attending to peddle our squishy hand-dyed yarns, and we had a blast! The show was small, quirky, and full of cool like-minded people. It was a great way to kick off the show season and we’re excited to be heading back to it again in the fall.

We debuted new colorways for our Adventure and

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Geek-A-Long News: GAL Guild

Can you hear that? No, not the birds chirping on this ridiculously nice day in February, but the sound my squees reverberating out across the nation. The GAL Guild is open for enrollment again!

Megan-Anne and I had so much fun cultivating the special gifts we tucked into the boxes we sent out. The GAL Guild members for weeks 1-12 received a Geek-A-Long tote along, Escape Yarn, and one of our sock patterns with their exclusive Geek-A-Long square pattern. We have our eyes on even sweeter swag for those of you who sign up for weeks…

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